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UCLA Library partners with Undergraduate Education Initiatives to support the UCLA Cluster Program, an innovative series of courses designed to help first-year students succeed at UCLA. Each Cluster has a dedicated librarian who works collaboratively with the Peer Research & Writing Specialist —a student who has completed the program— to assist instructors and students in the course. Each Cluster's librarian and Peer Research & Writing Specialist can be found on the Cluster Program website(opens in a new tab).

Peer Research & Writing Specialists help Cluster students by:

  • Regularly attending Cluster lectures to make announcements and stay up-to-date with lecture content.
  • Holding office hours and meeting one-on-one with students to assist with research, writing and navigating life at UCLA.
  • Organizing Cluster community events and tours of the library.
  • Leading research workshops and teaching students how to use library resources.

Liaison librarians help Cluster students by:

  • Consulting with instructors to integrate information literacy and research skills into course assignments.
  • Meeting one-on-one with students to assist with research assignments.
  • Leading research workshops and teaching students how use library resources.

Become a Cluster Peer Research and Writing Specialist

UCLA Library hires Cluster graduates each spring to support Cluster freshmen in the next academic year.

To apply, you must be on track to successfully complete a Cluster course and have the ability to work the full academic year, fall to spring. For more details about the requirements and responsibilities, please read the 2024 Cluster Peer Research & Writing Specialist position description.

Hiring Panel: April 8th, 2024 - 4:00-5:00pm in Bradley Hall 300. Ask questions and learn more about the position from current Peer Research & Writing Specialists. RSVP here.(opens in a new tab)

Application deadline: April 26, 2024 - 11:59pm

Submit your application!(opens in a new tab)

2022-2023 Peer Research & Writing Specialists

2022-2023 PR&WS Team
Group photo of the Cluster PR&WS's standing in the foyer of Powell

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